The Leapfrog Group names Children's Hospital Boston a top pediatric hospital
Children's recognized for quality, safety & efficiency
December 3, 2009
Boston, Mass. -- Children's Hospital Boston has been named a 2009 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. This is the second consecutive year that the hospital has received this recognition for its quality and safety efforts.
The 2009 Top Hospitals list is based on 1,206 hospitals that responded to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which provides a broad look at a hospital's quality, safety and efficiency. The survey uses widely accepted indicators of hospital performance on key issues most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care, including infection rates, safety practices, and measures of efficiency.
This year's Top Hospitals, according to The Leapfrog Group, "lead through example - delivering the best quality of care in the nation while attaining the highest levels of efficiency."
Thirty-four urban, eight children's, and three rural hospitals were named 2009 Leapfrog Top Hospitals.
"This recognition is a testament to the commitment to excellence that permeates across our institution, from our caregivers, researchers, employees and volunteers," says James Mandell, MD, chief executive officer of Children's. "We are dedicated to providing the highest quality pediatric care and continuously work to ensure that all care is safe, highly effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable."
For more information on the The Leapfrog Hospital Survey and list of 2009 Top Hospitals, visit: www.leapfroggroup.org.
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children's Hospital Boston today is the nation's leading pediatric medical center, the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children, and the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In addition to 396 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and comprehensive outpatient programs, Children's houses the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 500 scientists, including eight members of the National Academy of Sciences, eleven members of the Institute of Medicine and 13 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children's research community. For more information about the hospital visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.
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